14 October 1996 Atmospheric turbulence reciprocal-path-scattering effects for a ground-based monostatic laser radar tracking a space target
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A phenomenological model is developed for the strength and spatial width of the backscattered coherent intensity peak produced by reciprocal path scattering through atmospheric turbulence. The model is applied to a ground-based monostatic laser radar tracking a space target under optically saturated atmospheric turbulence conditions. The models for the amplitude and width of the RPS peak are based upon the spatial coherence widths of the propagating fields over the up-link and down-link paths within the atmospheric turbulence as well as the cross-sectional area of the up- link beam.
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Robert Anderson Murphy, Ronald L. Phillips, "Atmospheric turbulence reciprocal-path-scattering effects for a ground-based monostatic laser radar tracking a space target", Proc. SPIE 2828, Image Propagation through the Atmosphere, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254193; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.254193
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